Uganda

 
Minister condemns plans for first LGBTI centre as ‘criminal act’
Minister condemns plans for first LGBTI centre as ‘criminal act’
Activists trying to open Uganda’s first centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people have been told their plans for a safe...
Bobi Wine: ‘The writing is on the wall in Uganda’
Bobi Wine: ‘The writing is on the wall in Uganda’
I was born in 1982, four years before President Yoweri Museveni captured power in Uganda after a guerrilla war. He promised that what had just...
Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt
Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt
In August, Ugandan musician turned independent politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, went to campaign on behalf of Kassiano Wadri, another independent...
Bobi Wine’s unlikely hero
Bobi Wine’s unlikely hero
Bobi Wine’s heroes share a single trait: “They are people who stood for what was right, regardless of what kind of terror they were faced...
Bobi Wine to return to Uganda on Monday
Bobi Wine to return to Uganda on Monday
Ugandan reggae star-turned-resistance leader Bobi Wine will return to Uganda on Monday, he told the Mail & Guardian.
​Silences speak of bitter times
​Silences speak of bitter times
“Your daughter looks just like …” Jennifer Makumbi rattles off the name of one of my aunts whom I don’t see very often. “This one is...
Arrest of Ugandan security forces demanded over alleged torture
Arrest of Ugandan security forces demanded over alleged torture
The speaker of Uganda's parliament called for the arrest of security agents involved in the suspected beating and torture of 33 people, including a...
Bobi Wine gets bail
Bobi Wine gets bail
Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was released on bail Monday after two weeks in detention.
Bobi Wine, Uganda’s ‘ghetto president’, upstages the real head of state
Bobi Wine, Uganda’s ‘ghetto president’, upstages the real head of state
Robert Kyagulanyi cannot remember the day that Yoweri Museveni was first inaugurated as president of Uganda. It was 33 years ago, and he was just...
Ugandan ‘Ghetto president’ treason charges reduced
Ugandan ‘Ghetto president’ treason charges reduced
Charges against Ugandan politician and musician Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, have been reduced from treason to illegal...
DRC Ebola response hampered by conflict
DRC Ebola response hampered by conflict
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is struggling to contain a new outbreak of the Ebola virus in its eastern region — just weeks...
Good news for Africa’s queers
Good news for Africa’s queers
An eight-part podcast series looking into the experiences of “queer Africans living, loving, thriving and surviving on the continent and in the...

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